Steps for Backing Up and Recovering AD DS
Applies To: Windows Server 2008
The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for backing up and recovering Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), including instructions for a full installation or a Server Core installation of Windows Server 2008. These sections provide both the graphical user interface (GUI) method and the command-line method for backing up and recovering AD DS where applicable.
Procedures are provided for the following scenarios:
Scheduling Regular Full Server Backups of a Domain Controller
Performing an Authoritative Restore of Deleted AD DS Objects